UST in the News

Here’s a roundup of recent St. Thomas mentions the media. If a link has expired, you may purchase access to the stories from the publication or use a search engine such as Lexis Nexis, available on the UST Libraries’ website. In some cases, you’ll need to register on the publication’s website in order to access the full text.

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“Catholic Students Strive to be ‘Strong Men of God,’” The Catholic Spirit, Nov. 10, 2011. “The life of a college student can be a busy one, but for a group of young men at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, making time every Thursday night to gather together and talk about their Catholic faith is a top priority.” Features UST’s Catholic Men’s Leadership Group.

“Buyers are eager, sellers reluctant,” Star Tribune, Nov. 11, 2011. “While Twin Cities-area closed home sales rose 32 percent in October, prices fell 9.4 percent.” Herb Tousley, director, M.S. in Real Estate, is quoted.

“Prices still declining in local home market,” Finance and Commerce, Nov. 10, 2011. “Although the Twin Cities area’s home sale market is still sluggish, the inventory dropped to its lowest level in seven years and is down 22.5 percent from October 2010.” Tousley is quoted.

“St. Thomas Hosts Veteran's Day Vigil,” KSTP, Nov. 11, 2011. “For the next 24 hours, ROTC cadets at the University of St. Thomas will march silently in honor of American Prisoners of War, those missing in action, and those who’ve served our country.” UST’s AFROTC cadets are featured. The live feed from this coverage was also broadcast nationally on Good Morning America.

“No Facebook November, a St. Thomas student urges,” Star Tribune, Nov. 12, 2011. “For Brandon Miranda, Facebook can be a time waster that leads to ‘sinful’ behavior: bullying, vanity, the glorification of binge drinking. So the University of St. Thomas sophomore started the Facebook page, ‘No Facebook November,’ which urges fans not to use the site this month.” Featuring UST student Brandon Miranda.

“The ethics of the Penn State scandal,” Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 14, 2011. “Among the many issues raised by the scandal at Penn State, some observers are focused on one: How could so many people be aware of the alleged sexual abuse of a child and not alert the police?” Daryl Koehn, professor of Ethics and Business Law, is quoted.

“Take your money to town,” Star Tribune, Nov. 14, 2011. “Why I’ll do more holiday shopping at small businesses this year.” Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retail Excellence is quoted.

“HCMC gives a new push to prevention, with smiles,” Star Tribune, Nov. 14, 2011. “A highly personal approach is helping Hennepin County Medical Center keep the poorest patients healthier - and out of the hospital.” Dave Durenberger, UST senior health policy fellow, is quoted.

“Thrown for a loop,” Star Tribune, Nov. 15, 2011. “Penco Graphic Supply has struggled with the recession and lighter-than-expected business in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood.” Brennan is quoted.

“Cities' rental housing limits irk homeowners,” Pioneer Press, Nov. 15, 2011. “The practice of limiting rental housing is drawing frustration from Winona to St. Paul - and a lawsuit.”

“Why I'm building an energy-efficient house,” MinnPost, Nov. 15, 2011. “The news broke last week that the world dumped 564 million tons of additional CO2 into the atmosphere in 2010. That is about 6 percent more than we released into the atmosphere in 2009.” John Abraham, associate professor of Engineering, is quoted.

“Christmas shopping season loses its oomph,” Pioneer Press, Nov. 15, 2011. “The Christmas shopping season ain't what it used to be.” Brennan is quoted.

“Why talk? A closer look at the Sandusky interview,” KARE 11, Nov. 16, 2011. “A day after fallen Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky spoke publicly about the child sexual abuse allegations against him, many are wondering why.” John Tauer, head men’s basketball coach and associate professor of psychology, is quoted.

Special coverage of the 10th annual Holiday Shopping Sentiment Survey, released Nov. 16, featuring Dave Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retail Excellence:

Downtown Journal


Star Tribune


KARE 11                                                               

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Pioneer Press


Roseville Patch